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Abortion Rhetoric

Hillary recently spoke at the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association in Washington, where — for what must have been the thousandth time since the 2004 elections — she tried again to appear moderate on the issue of abortion. "There is a lot of common ground that we can find together," she proclaimed.

"Let us unite around a common goal of reducing the amount of abortions," she said. "Not by making them illegal as many are attempting to do, or overturning Roe v. Wade and undermining the constitutional protections that decision provided, but by preventing unintended pregnancies in the first place through education, contraception, accessible health care and services, empowering women to make decisions."
 
Of course, it wasn’t all about finding "common ground," as she spent plenty of time bashing Republicans for not wanting to have the American taxpayer pay for abortions or birth control. She called it the "Washington Republican war on contraception," and argued that "This is not just about Roe, this is not just about choice, this is about contraception, family planning and, most profoundly, women’s roles and responsibilities and rights."
 
(But if it’s not so much about "choice," why does her political action committee’s website list this exact topic first among its top issues of concern?)

Not everyone is buying Hillary’s charade, including her likely GOP opponent, John Spencer. His spokesman reminded The New York Times that Hillary "has never supported any limit or restriction on what can be a gruesome procedure, partial-birth abortion." So much for finding "common ground," Hillary.

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